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A great way to start a diverse mushroom garden, this pack of 500 shiitake mushroom plugs also makes an excellent gift for a beginning mushroom farmer or gardener! Shiitakes are one of the easiest and most prolific, forgiving mushrooms to grow on logs for all skill levels, and a perfect mushroom for beginners. They are meaty and savory, and hard to beat on flavor! A foolproof shiitake strain, this ecotype prefers optimum fruiting temperatures when they fall in between 55 and70 degrees Fahrenheit. They typically fruit in the spring and fall months after colonization is complete. They fruit well on oak, sweet gum, poplar, and other hardwood species. Recommended for temperate climates, this strain can fruit in most climates experiencing a cool transition period at any time of the year. Edibility and taste: savory and meaty. Grows on hardwood logs outdoors: oak, pecan, walnut, alder, sweet gum, maple, ironwood, hop hornbeam, cherry, sycamore, tulip poplar, eucalyptus, chestnut, ash, birch, bitternut, willow. Avoid for shiitake: conifers, fruit trees, elm, hackberry, sassafras, soft maples (red and striped), dogwood, black locust, beech, hickory. Fruiting temperatures: 55-75 degrees Fahrenheit. Availability: year-round.
Author: Mushroom Mountain
Item Number: 8017